Meaning of archaeon in English:

archaeon

Pronunciation /ɑːˈkiːən/

noun

(also archeon)
Biology
  • A member of the Archaea; an archaebacterium.

    The plural form is usually supplied by "Archaea".

Origin

1990s; earliest use found in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. From scientific Latin Archaeon, singular form corresponding to Archaea.